Cattle are used to graze this site. Please look for notices with further information at the entrances to the reserve.

Fencing update

Work will start on the perimeter fencing of Iping and Trotton Commons in December 2017. The route of the fence will be cleared of trees, scrub and other vegetation first.This work will include clearing and burning the rhododendrons from the roadside.

The fence and gate installation will start in January 2018 and will take about two months.

Find out more about how we manage heathland for wildlife.

Current volunteering opportunities

News from Iping and Stedham Commons

    • Dog walking on heathland

      Dog walking on heathland

      Calling all dog walkers: please take our survey on dog walking behaviour on South Downs heathlands

    • Heathland Dragonflies at Stedham and Iping Commons

      Heathland Dragonflies at Stedham and Iping Commons

      As part of the Heathland Sculpture Trail that connects the heathlands within the South Downs National Park, a sculpture dedicated to the specialist heathland dragonflies has been erected at Stedham Common.

    • Bee Wolf

      Bee Wolf

      Last week Glenn Norris spent 15 minutes watching one of the coolest insects of the year the Bee Wolf.

    • Sussex Heathlands

      Sussex Heathlands

      Sussex Wildlife Trust manages a lot of heathland within Sussex and each has its own characteristics.

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